The one day festival of Karwa Chauth is celebrated mostly in the Northern part of India. On this day every married woman keeps a fast from sun dawn to the moonrise. It is celebrated on the fourth day after the full moon day in the month of Kartika (October-November). This year the Karwa Chauth will be celebrated on the 4th November.
Women keep the fast on this day for the well being and longevity of their husband. Women wear Lehenga, saree, and apply mehendi on their hands like they did on their wedding day.
The fast starts early in the morning, when fasting women eat the Sargi given by their mother-in-law. After that they aren't allowed to eat or drink till the sighting of the moon. After the moon sight, women break their fast after drinking Argha/water by the hands of their better half and touching his feet.
One of the best parts of this fast that women love most is the mehendi. It is believed that the darker your Henna is, the more your husband loves you. Thus, women apply Henna on their hands with various designs.
Some of those amazing designs are as follows:
Significance Of Karwa Chauth:
The history of Karwa Chauth is based on the fast kept by Rani Veervati. While spending her first Karwa Chauth at her parent's house, Rani Veervati was waiting desperately for the moon to rise. Looking at her poor condition her brother showed her a fake moon.
Rani unknowingly broke her fast which resulted in her husband's death. Then she prayed to Goddess Shakti, who explained everything and advised her to complete the fast perfectly. After which Yamraj returned her husband's life back.
Here are some Mehendi tutorials for elegant Mehendi designs for this auspicious day:
The Shubh Muhurat for Karwa Chauth Puja this year is between 05:29 PM to 06:48 PM, on 4th November.
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